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Cadet Flight Indoctrination Program (CFIP)

Stinsons Flight pioneered the Order of Daedalians Cadet Flight Indoctrination Program. Since 2000, we have selected and trained over 30 promising high school juniors and seniors for a solo flight. This training occurs annually in the early summer.

In 2015 we soloed three top cadets all in minimum time thanks to the great instructors at Texas Aviation Academy. See our fledglings below.

The selectees attend an abbreviated FAA ground school and receive sufficient dual instruction from FAA certified flight instructors to be cleared for a solo flight in a Cessna 172 at Stinson Field, performing three full stop landings from the traffic pattern. The candidate must be at least 16 years old by 1 June.

Interested students should apply directly to Stinsons Flight (see our contact page). Our objective is to further the interest of young people in aviation and perhaps motivate them to serve their country as military pilots. The officer in charge is Gary Walston.

Previous DFT Solos

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Christopher Barclay
Floresville High
Solo Date: Jun 24, 2015
Adam solo 2
Adam Forbes
John Jay High School
Solo Date: Jun 23, 2015
Hailee solo 2
Hailee Macias
Samuel Clemons High
Solo Date: Jun 21, 2015
Randall hazard solo
Randall Hazard
John Jay
Solo Date: Jul 10, 2013